The Student Portfolio is a place to keep items of student work, including assessments, blog posts, artifacts, and uploads. Any work added to the portfolio can be seen by teacher, student, and family accounts.

This is an example of a student portfolio as seen from within a teacher's account.

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Add an Item

  • Step 1: Navigate to the Students tab in your Classes module, select the correct class from the dropdown menu, and then select the student for the portfolio you want to add to.

  • Step 2: Select the Content tab. You will see the three most recent items added to the portfolio, along with the any blog posts that have been added. To see all items that have been added to the portfolio, click on the Portfolio title.

💡 Tip from the Otus Team: Teacher, student, and family accounts can click on any item in the portfolio to see it in greater detail. The only exception; teachers can only open assessment that they have assigned. Teachers can see details for all assessments, but can only see the contents of their own assessments.

  • Step 3 Once in the portfolio, click on + Add Item.

  • Step 4: Enter the Title, Class, Submission Date (required).

  • Step 5: Add a Comment (optional).

  • Step 6: Click the upload to Portfolio button.

  • Step 7: Select the type of item you want to add.

  • Step 8: Follow the process of adding that particular item, then Save.

➡️ File Size Limits:


  • File size max: 30mb

  • No resolution limit

Acceptable file types:

  • gif

  • jpg

  • jpeg

  • png


  • File size max (when uploading from device): 30mb

  • Recording length max (when added directly into Otus): 5 minutes

Acceptable file types:

  • mp4

  • mov

  • webm


  • File size max (when uploading from device): 30mb

  • Recording length max (when added directly into Otus): 5 minutes

Acceptable file types:

  • mp3

  • m4a

Add an Assessment

  • Look for the STAR icon when viewing any assessment. Clicking the STAR icon will add that assessment to the portfolio.

➡️ The STAR icon is in many places throughout the assessment viewing and grading process. You can select/deselect the STAR icon in any view:

Advanced: Whole-Class Grading

Advanced: Individual Assessment

Simple: Whole Class Grading

Simple: Individual Assessment

Rubric: Whole-Class Grading

Rubric: Individual Assessment

Add a Blog Post

  • Step 1: Select Blog on the left hand side of your screen.

  • Step 2: Choose Class Feed. Note: You are able to toggle between classes in the drop down menu next to Create Post.

  • Step 3: Locate the blog you'd like to add, click on the three dots (ellipsis)

  • Step 4: Select Add to Portfolio.


  • Do the items in the student's portfolio stay with them from year to year? Yes.

  • Is there a limit to the number of items that can be added to the portfolio? No, but there are file size limits (seen above).

Otus Live Video

Below is a video from our Otus Live series on how to add items to the Student Portfolio.

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